About Us

New Ownership

Please note that Hyperion Wines is now under new ownership with the cellar door closed and online ordering facility unavailable for the time being.

Hyperion in Greek mythology was the Sun God, hence the effect of sun and light on the vineyard.

Hyperion Wines is a genuine boutique vineyard and winery producing traditionally crafted wines exclusively from the Matakana winegrowing region, just an hour north of Auckland New Zealand.

The tiny home vineyard is planted in classic grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. plus the exciting new hydrid Chambourcin.
Mostly straight varietals of the above are produced along with Pinot Gris and Syrah sourced from other Matakana vineyards. All processing including bottling is performed on site in a character converted cowshed.
Port and Grappa are also made on the premises.

Winemaker John Crone, is ex the computer industry with a degree in Chemical Engineering and set up the Hyperion operation with his wife Jill in 1994.

Our winemaking philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the natural process. This results in wines that reflect each vintage in an individual way.

In 1998, an outstanding vintage year, the first vintage of Hyperion "Gaia" Merlot won a Gold Medal & Trophy in the 'Merlot Predominant' category in the Easter Show 2000. This 100% Merlot was rated 96/100 and top Australasian Merlot by Australian wine guru, James Halliday in 2001. Our top wine "the Titan", Cabernet Sauvigon, made from some of the oldest vines in Matakana, has also achieved considerable success.


2020 "Helios" Chardonnay $32.00

Winemaker's Notes
Excellent ripe fruit was hand harvested from a Matakana vineyard, whole bunch pressed and cool fermented in new French and American oak barriques with extended lees contact for 6 months.

Taster's Notes
With a crisp peach and pear bouquet,rich texture, and stonefruit flavours this wine will complement most poultry and seafood dishes.
2020 "Demeter" Pinot Rose $24.00 

Made from Pinot Noir grapes hand picked in our Matakana vineyard

Taster's Notes
This Rosé reveals fragrant aromas and flavours of strawberries with hints of tamarillo.

2019 "Eos" Pinot Noir $32.00 

Fruit from the home block was fermented in stainless steel and matured for 6 months in French oak barriques.

Taster's Notes
Lovely garnet colour with typical aroma and taste of cherries and typical Pinot Noir earthiness make this a charming wine. Good with lamb, white meats or ham.

2019 "Midas" Malbec  $29.00 

Winemaker's Notes
Fermented in stainless steel and matured for 12 months in European oak barriques.

Taster's Notes
A vibrant aroma of violets and spices with rich, succulent flavours of black doris plums and dark berries balanced by a backbone of fine tannins..

2019 "the Liberator" Chambourcin  $35.00 

Winemaker's Notes
Chambourcin is a purple-skinned, French-American hybrid grape variety, hardy and rustic in nature. It produces wines with good density and colour, spicy black cherry and plum flavours, and a range of herbal characters.From a new block. Matured for 12 months in French oak.


2019 "the Titan" Cabernet Sauvignon  $40.00 

Winemaker's Notes
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were hand harvested from our small vineyards in Matakana. After crushing the must was fermented in open stainless steel tanks, with hand plunging every 4 hours. Post ferment an additional week of maceration preceded pressing then maturation in European oak barriques for a period of 12 months

Taster's Notes
This robust, stylish wine, has a delightful perfumed aroma with rich cassis flavours enhanced with a firm backbone of fruit and oak tannins.


We are located close to Matakana Village and only one hour north of Auckland.

From Auckland

Take State Highway 1 (SH1) going north. On reaching the town of Warkworth turn right at the second set of traffic lights and head towards Leigh on Matakana Rd. After 10km you will arrive at Matakana village, continue straight through the roundabout and take first right into Tongue Farm Rd. Continue 1.8km to the end of this road and then onto the private road that leads to the winery at the end by a loop.

From Whangarei

Take State Highway 1 (SH1) going south. On reaching Warkworth turn left at the traffic lights heading toward Leigh on Matakana Rd. Follow instructions as above.


Our cellar door is closed for the time being.

  • Matakana Four Square  - 21 Matakana Valley Rd
  • Matakana Liquor Centre  - 993 Matakana Rd
  • The Vintry  -  the cinema complex 2 Matakana Valley Rd - where you may also taste some of our wines


Hyperion Wines Matakana

188 Tongue Farm Rd, Matakana
09 422 9375

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